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Turkey: Coronavirus death toll hits 1,101

ANKARA Turkey on Saturday reported 95 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,101. The total number of confirmed...

Monkeypox kills 10 in DR Congo

YAOUNDE, Cameroon A monkeypox outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) has claimed 10 lives, while 141 people have been infected so far, local media reported on Tuesday. “From the...

Africa: COVID-19 cases pass 29,000, deaths cross 1,300

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to 29,053, according to an Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) update on Saturday. The death...

Iran's coronavirus death toll surges past 5,800

ISTANBUL With 96 new deaths reported in Iran, the death toll from the coronavirus surged to 5,806, state media said on Monday.  A total of 991 more people tested positive for...

Italy reports 269 new deaths, celebrates Workers Day

ROME  Italy on Friday reported 269 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 28,236, as active infections continue to drop. The data released by the Italian Civil Protection...

Coronavirus cases in Africa top 41,000

KHARTOUM, Sudan There are more than 40,000 cases of the deadly coronavirus in Africa, according to data released Saturday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The continent has...

Australia, New Zealand look to open borders

ANKARA In a rare move, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attend Australia’s national cabinet meeting on Tuesday through video conferencing to discuss progress in combating the coronavirus or...

EU, Western Balkan leaders gather for virtual summit

BRUSSELS, Belgium / BELGRADE, Serbia EU and Western Balkans leaders gathered online on Wednesday to discuss the region’s future and the fight against coronavirus. The EU-Western Balkans Summit was supposed to...

2,668 new COVID-19 cases in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The number of coronavirus cases in Africa rose to 63,325 on Monday with 2,668 new cases recorded across the continent in the last 24 hours, announced the...

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 300,000: study

ANKARA More than 300,000 people have died from the coronavirus globally, according to data compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. The running tally counted 300,074 deaths, while the number...

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...